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by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss
Replies: 69
Views: 9345

Re: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss

5heaps wrote: thats because as i said, dhyanas are by definition free from relying on mental images
Sure.

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss
Replies: 69
Views: 9345

Re: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss

eventually this nonconceptual mental consciousness it developed sufficiently where it can cognize objects beyond the boundary of ordinary cognition aka clairvoyance.. do you understand clairvoyances to be conceptual as well? Of course. You need to re-read Namdrols post about non-coneptual bliss. Ke...
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 22192

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

No, Norbu gives you Buddhahood. Kevin No way. He specifically does not teach certain subjects, ...cough...four visions.....cough You only need the four visions to attain the body of light, not to attain ka dag chen po at the moment of death or the Bardo of dharmata, and he gives specific practices ...
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Paṭisambhidāmagga sabhava
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Paṭisambhidāmagga sabhava

If you want dhammas to have sabhāva -- even though the Paṭisambhidāmagga explicitly states that dhammas are empty of sabhāva -- then that's fine by me. whats it mean to be empty of svabhava? for example what is the emptiness of a cup? In essence, sabhava means that something really does exist, even...
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 22192

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

alwayson wrote:
Virgo wrote: Are you committed to Bodhicitta?

Kevin

Yes

When someone teaches the full path to Buddhahood, and not piecemeal, let me know.

Even Norbu does not teach the full path.
No, Norbu gives you Buddhahood. All you have to do is coordinate with it. You don't even need to develop merit.

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 22192

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

alwayson wrote:
Virgo wrote:Alwayson, in the other thread you said you do not practice Vajrayana. Is this true? Or are you a Dzogchenpa?

Kevin

I don't practice either.
Are you committed to Bodhicitta?

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss
Replies: 69
Views: 9345

Re: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss

Although I don't know anything 5heaps I will repeat some things my teachers told me, since they were ready to teach but there were no real disciples around to learn anything. A diffuse mind is one that is not concentrated deeply on an object and is full of hindrances. For example, we always have con...
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 22192

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

Alwayson, in the other thread you said you do not practice Vajrayana. Is this true? Or are you a Dzogchenpa?

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why don't Tibetan Lamas resurrect the old "Kapalika" type?
Replies: 85
Views: 7319

Re: Why don't Tibetan Lamas resurrect the old "Kapalika" type?

alwayson wrote:Why don't Tibetan Lamas resurrect the old Buddhist "Kapalika" type ascetics to compete with the Hindu sadhus in India?
Who knows.

What I really want is the old style Ganachakra. If anybody is practicing these, call me, please.

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: WOMPT & Sex
Replies: 140
Views: 15659

Re: WOMPT & Sex

Ha ha. That's great nemo. But am I missing something?

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 182
Views: 14284

Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

Actually, I take that back. I read your statement wrong.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 22192

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

I can read between the lines Yoda. First of all he hasn't confirmed that this can only happen at the Third Vision (though maybe that is the case). A bodhisattva on the bhumis, that hasn't reached the third vision, can have rigpa. Second, he didn't explicitly state that rigpa that is not "of the ful...
by Virgo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 22192

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

alwayson wrote:He did.
Look closely, Padawan.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 22192

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

alwayson wrote: Logically you are saying that anything below the Third, is a false rigpa "known by the mind" as you put it .
He didn't say that.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 22192

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

Mirrors don't think about reflecting images, they just reflect images. The same thing with the mind. It is just clear. That's all. That clarity is empty i.e. images do not belong to the clarity of the mind nor are they found apart from the mind. Moreover, that clarity of the mind itself is not esta...
by Virgo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namkhas (colored-thread elemental) are they only Bon?
Replies: 36
Views: 8016

Re: Namkhas (colored-thread elemental) are they only Bon?

Adamantine wrote: I just haven't seen them ever on home shrines of my friends in Nepal, etc.
Just put it like next to your bed and stuff or in some good placement in your home :)


Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lojongs, Rushens, and Semdzins
Replies: 86
Views: 11784

Re: Lojongs, Rushens, and Semdzins

As far as Semdzins go, I would like to paraphrase Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche in his book Dzogchen teachings, from pages 93-99. Basically he explains and says that Trechod is impossible without having prior knowledge of our condition. Let me say that again: Impossible. That means no real presence. Now su...
by Virgo
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: WOMPT & Sex
Replies: 140
Views: 15659

Re: WOMPT & Sex

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by Virgo
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namkhas (colored-thread elemental) are they only Bon?
Replies: 36
Views: 8016

Re: Namkhas (colored-thread elemental) are they only Bon?

I have the book compiling ChNN's teachings on the meaning of and how to make a Namkha. . in the introduction, it seems to imply this is primarily a Bon practice. Is this true? I was thinking of making one and getting it blessed by one of my Nyingma Lamas but if it is primarily a Bon thing he may no...
by Virgo
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Causes for afflictions to arise
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Causes for afflictions to arise

The point I was trying to make earlier is that, just like you said, it is important if we want to understand how mind, or more specifically, afflictions work within the mind. Why do we want to know that? Presumably if you are a practicing Buddhist it is because you would like to learn how to overco...

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